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inching up to 9.6% there's 15 million people out of work this labor day. jeff haeger shows us how desperate it's become with one of them. >> reporter: with his buttoned down shirt, tie, sneakers david carrter bay started his day promptly at 8:00 in the morning on the median strip below charles avenue. >> people will come and try to give me bags of food and stuff. it is not me physically being hungry. >> no, david isn't homeless, he is jobless, what he can scrape together to pay his bills doesn't leave enough to actually live on. >> hello. how you doin'. >> i'm great, thanks. i don't have a whole lot but -- >> god bless you for your positive thoughts, always had a job, easy for me to get a job. >> at 52 years old he has spent most of his life in baltimore doing construction work, carpenter and welding as well as taking a turn as a barber. after spending 9 months with his wife and 14-year-old son in a shelter he could no longer wait to put those skills to use. that's when he got the idea for a street appeal. recalling the generosity of people when he served as a bell- ringer for the
and sludge into the ocean off u.s. shores. unless you worked aboard a ship you probably don't have any idea what any of this is or what it does. these are cell phone pictures taken by a crewman aboard the merchant vessel arhona. it shows how a 103-foot hose was bypassed a storage system to dump 6, 000 gallons of oil into the ocean. >> if you think about what is going on here you've got a ship out in the middle of the ocean at night turning a valve that releases this pollution overboard. it's extraordinarily difficult to detect. >> reporter: it got detected because of this note. a filipino crewman slipped this to a customs inspector after the ship docked in our area. the note says the crewman was ordered by the chief's engineer to dump the hose. the coast guard, epa and other federal agencies acted quickly and were able to seize the equipment used to bypass the normal waste oil system. >> the phlange would go in the hose here where you take your clamps, put the clamps over the hose, slide the phlange and tighten the clamps down to secure it. so nothing would leak. around the area. >> then it
of heavy rain on its way to us and so we're going to keep the flood threat going into the evening. 70s, rain still a flood watch through tomorrow morning. and again some of these downpours as they move in out of the south may be pretty heavy. much more on this and a look ahead towards next weekend, coming up. >>> long before the flood warnings and watches came into effect western high school in north baltimore was forced to close because of flooding in the school. workers arrived and found a few rooms damaged from the overnight rains. the damage was minor and they expect to have everything all cleaned up so school can resume tomorrow morning. >>> the other big story, the latest on the building collapse in west baltimore we told you about at 5:00. city rescue crews are still at the scene of druid hill avenue and laurens streets. around 3:30 this afternoon crews got a call a two-story building collapsed. police received initial reports that a woman bystander was standing near the building when it came down. a thermal imaging reader was used to confirm it but so far nothing has been found
votes cast early. >> we're working on a cost early voting cost with overtime involved, use of facilities, mailings, printing. >> reporter: the montgomery county had the lowest turn out only 7500 people voted early out of a possible half a million. that's a little more than 1%. the state however is optimistic that as it becomes a regular part of the election process the early turn out will increase substantially. >>> remember abc2news.com has you covered with all the results on our web site today we are asking do you think early voting is worth the cost to you the taxpayer? tell us why or why not. all you have to do is head to abc2news.com to vote. >>> around 80 degrees last couple of hours top of this hour we bumped up to 83 at bwi. warm afternoon beautiful september sunshine what's to complain about right. take a look at some of the number out this this afternoon. 78 downtown, 75 in annapolis right now. we've got 79 in cambridge we actually started off in 40s this morning. sunny and beautiful way across the entire eastern u. s. off to the left of your screen that is our
advertisements are notorious for stretching the truth. this political season no exception. a viewer sent us a -- what looked like a so-called official ballot here they received in the mail saying me felt it could -- they felt it could mislead voters. but the university of law school dean says political speech, rhetoric and satire are protected by the first amendment and it's up to the voter to decide the truth. >> most political rhetoric is aimed at a small and increasingly smaller middle. these people are more persuadable in part because they generally are ambivalent and in part because it turns out in many cases the middle, or the so-called middle is in fact imposed of people who are less tuned in to politics. >> reporter: graber says our society is so politically porlarrized right now it's hard to change peoples' minds once they are made up. >>> one of the nation's biggest political havanaweights is throwing his support behind robert ehrlich. john mccain announced his endorsement. he made the endorsement after a meeting of the u.s. naval academy board of visitors. sarah palin, is support
of that is even touching the ground. bigger picture, more rain offshore. that is headed away from us but we think another storm developing through the day tomorrow will come up out of the south and bring us rain tomorrow night into thursday. most of the day tomorrow, sunny and much cooler, up to the low 70s but tomorrow night again the the chance of rain comes back, we'll break down the next storm straight ahead. >>> the gang leader accused of ordering a teenager's murder because he was gay will spend the rest of his life behind bars. timothy rawlings was convicted in may for his lead role in murdering steven parrish because gang members believed he was gay. today the judge sentenced rawlings to two life sentences with a maximum of 20 years for the hate crime. rawlings is not eligible for parole. parrish's mother wanted the death penalty but says she was satisfied with today's sentencing. >> justice for him was my concern because he can't speak for himself. he's gone. and i have to make sure that they were held accountable. >> reporter: although the hate crime is by far the lesser charge in this
struck and killed by a care in belair over the weekend. abc 2 news jeff hager has the story for us about the service ntremont joey ntremont. >> reporter: with some of his football teammates serving a pall bearers, the team led the hearse and hundreds of friends, family members and fellow students from the mount christian church in japa up the hill to his final resting place. impressing in live, joey ntremont joey dntremont's funeral was nothing else. and friends like sam that simmons know why. >> he just loved his family and he's just a family person. he was a friend to everyone. even if you were friends with him or not, you can't help but love joey. >> reporter: it's a sent menlt echo -- sentiment echoed by his coach. >> some of the kids had second doubts about playing, he would encourage them to stick with it. >> reporter: during the funeral service a song joey composed himself brought tears to many. and joey's grandfather, florida minister sherman stevens tried to put his death into perspective. >> there are many things this this world worse than having a son in heaven. >> reporter: w
maryland becomes another state among dozens banning the use of hand held phones. every single driver in maryland must avoid calls or use a hands free headset. the new law in addition to a ban on texting while driving that took effect last years means a small boost. >> weather watch today. a hot, hot day by our second day of fall standards. we tied the old record at least. so far we know we hit 95 that was the old record from 1970. take a look. 97 frederick. d.c. pushing 100. over on the eastern shore not anything cooler. right now temperatures still feeling like the mid 9:s every but annapolis where there is bay breeze giving you a break. the entire east coast clear now. that's our cool front will begin to bring us relief into the day tomorrow. the rest of the evening hot and sticky. tropical 90s. and eventually into the weekend we're talking two different shots of cooler air that will make things feel different by sunday. details coming up. >> thanks a lot. >>> tomorrow the baltimore county police department and the drug enforcement administration will be collecting potentially dang
us join together to fight for the future of this city. >> big shake up in the city's top prosecutor's office setting aside any challenging of the vote patricia jessamy concedes the race for baltimore city state attorney. i'm christian schaffer. jest jessamy was facing more than 1300 vote deficit after 15 years as city state's attorney. she's ready to move forward. jeff hager has more on her decision. >> at this time i want to thank the citizens of baltimore city for giving me the opportunity to serve. it has been a labor of love. >> reporter: and with that baltimore city state's attorney patricia jessamy announced she had telephoned her opponent gregg bernstein and had conceded the race to retain her office of 15 years. the incumbent says she learned a long time ago to let life's turns make her better, not bitter. and she's now prepared to focus upon her future. >> i am definitely not going quietly into the night. i am a public servant by nature, and there is an initiative that i have been working on that i'm going to volunteer initially my time towards and it is that fifth sunda
could cause deadly health problems. >>> how a doctor is using his personal struggles to inspire others to get fit. >>> i'm meteorologist wyatt everhart. 76 cool degrees at bwi five degrees below average. 76 was your two degree guarantee. susan andrade you're a 2-degree weather winner talk about the rain system headed our way for the weekend coming up. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work. . >>> a health alert tonight concussion concerns involving student athletes. experts say more than 41% of those injured return to action too soon leading to cognitive physical and emotional problems past the initial injury. howard county health officials say they want pare
makes one better than the other? >> the majority of the council members who know both of us have endorsed me and it's not a reflection necessarily on him but i think it's just who do we think is going to be the best ceo of this $2.5 billion corporation that we have here in baltimore county. >> i don't run against people. i run for an office. i'm running for baltimore county executive and people in this county are going to be the ones who decide whether they want me working for them and that's what i'll do. >> both men have also raised and spent a ton of money for this new job. the winner of the democratic nomination will face businessman and former state legislator kenneth c. holt who is running unopposed in the republican primary. roosevelt leftwich, abc2. >> thanks. the chance to cast your ballot without long lines, today was the last day of early voting for the maryland primary. election day is set for tuesday, september 14th. >>> weatherwise today, well, beautiful sunshine and a little cooler out there as well. we saw temperatures only into the mid and upper 70s in most spots
. >> reporter: but it's here where joey lost his life that many of the students use to pour their farewell messages into a makeshift memorial. mindful of the way he died. >> i guess everyone just tries to jump the gun and try to get across the road quick, we have all done it, just go, just go, if a car cease you they are not going to hit you. >> but they seem even more committed to remembering the way he lived. >> just got to be strong for him because you know what is what he wants, he wants everyone to be happy. >> reporter: in falston county, jeff haeger, abc 2 news. >> funeral plans have been set. solution will be held tomorrow at mountain christian church from 6:00 until 9:00 and weekend from 10:00 until noon followed by his funeral. the church is in jab a. >>> 0,000 suspects spanning dozens of countries, more than 200 websites, those are the startling numbers from what agents are calling the most significant child porn bust in internet history. joce is here to talk about the local ties to this investigation. >> reporter: sit called operation flick earn, the child porn ring spans the g
received early on was from a caller who prided us with really good informs and we have made an arrest today. >> reporter: otherwise known as the preppyburg la jeremy matthew hall of silver spring may soon be doning a prison jump suit and the person who called the police to identify him will receive a $500 reward. jeff hagar, abc 2 news. >>> howard county police called and said they turned up a wealth of other stolen goods primarily from montgomery county homes. it is expected he will face additional charges once investigators from that jurisdiction complete their work. >>> well a big day for millions of uninsured americans, today president obama's health queer for all goes into effect around the country. joe's see sterman is here to explain what this means for you. >> reporter: that's right kelly. phase 1 for the sweeping health care bill and brings big changes although not everyone will feel the impact starting today. it's been six months since president obama signed the health care act into law and today we see the bill move off the page into practice. the biggest practice
am okay. another quote they are openeding us away from the bidding guy has explosives and hostage in lobby not sure if there is more than one. one reported enfants being rolled out to a mcdonald's across the street. after four hours the ordeal was over. with the explosive device it could be much worse. >> that's a pretty busy area what's the scene like right now? >> reporter: right now if you can see behind me, this is a news conference going on. you can see a how lot of curious onlookers. right now it is a scene of curiosity. earlier today it was a scene of organized chaos. as police and others escorted children from the daycare center there rolling cribs over to the mcdonald's behind me. other people were escaping in the end the government only had three hostages with him that effort to get everybody out of the building was apparently successful. >> thank you very much. remember 24 hours a day you can sign up for breaking news alerts by logging on to abc2news.com your source for breaking news. >> >>> it would be a fitting end to a great summer a little hurricane at the beach
away. they also recovered the knife used to stab the unidentified 37-year-old victim in the back. a month ago this man who refused to give us his name claims a group of teens also approached him. in the same neighborhood. >> i was on my way home. one kid asked me -- ( indiscernible ) -- two more walked up. >> reporter: he claims one teen raised their arm as if to strike him. >> ( indiscernible ) -- put his hand up. i told him not to do it. >> reporter: the latest stabbing happened in the middle of the afternoon. >> there's a lot of college people around here. i don't know why that would happen. >> i wouldn't have walked down here if i had known that. >> reporter: police stepped up patrols surrounding penn station a after the fatal stabbing of a johns hopkins researcher in july. >> it's frustrating for police especially in this area where you have increased patrols, you have cameras, the university of baltimore police, the university of maryland police, the baltimore police. there are plenty of resources in that area. and the fact that young men and women resort to violence for
. >> the idea is to get the word out. ask everybody to use caution, prepare for tropical winds, that's what we're going to get. >> reporter: two conventions scheduled for this weekend will go on as scheduled. the high winds are expect to go down friday afternoon, the rip currents still will remain, swimming has been restricted likely through saturday.? we have our plans for the city and ready to go and ready to go through it. >> reporter: those were the other folks meeting this afternoon, what to do after hurricane earl leaves, how to clean up quickly t waves crashing in right now. a lot of the people on the beach didn't bring that you're sites and towels, they brought their binoculars and taking a look at the surf hurricane earl is kicking up here, really is quite an impressive sight to see. they are expecting the highest winds to be around 8:00 in the morning, all day, running 5:00 through 1:00 in the afternoon, after that expected to get pretty nice out here, not expecting a lot of labor day visitors to hurricane redown here through friday, when that high wind is going, i tell you even a ra
us the original projections were 25% to 30% turnout. as of 3:00 this afternoon it was far less than 20% in the county. early voting is only counting for about 3% of the voters. she says this could be a record year in a bad way. >> we're averaging anywhere from 200 to 300 at a precinct. there are 23 precincts in baltimore county, some coming in just breaking 500 after 3:00 today. that's pretty low. >> is that surprising? >> it is. i was expecting at least 25% to 30% turnout. we had a 33% turnout back in 2006. for the gubernatorial primary. so i was hoping we would reach around that. >> both brown and jones say they do expect the numbers to pick up. some after people start getting off work and going to the polls but not by much. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> for months you've heard them talk about the changes they would bring to the community. gregg bernstein says he understands crime, patricia jessamy says you need her experience. tonight you decide who is the best person for the state's attorney job in baltimore city. we begin with christian schaffer who is live in south baltim
:00. workers inside were using hydrofluoric acid a highly deadly and toxic acid when the spill occurred. when city fire crews arrived they found a lot of acid in a very small space. >> upon the arrival they were met by employees who reported approximately 5-gallons spilled hydrofluoric acid inside the building. for evaluation by our hazmat pacific force revealed closer to 50 to 55-gallons of hydrofluoric said spilled inside this building. >> fully suited hazmat teams spent hours applying soda ash to neutralize the acid. no one seriously hurt in this incident. >> thanks rosie. a howard county man is charged with homicide and arson after last night's fire at a columbia apartment. police say that 34-year-old damon white stabbed his ex-wife thelma wynn before intentionally setting fire to the apartment on majors lane. police now say they have more evidence in the case. >> we don't have specific details about those pieces of evidence, we are analyzing a knife and the fire investigators have seen evidence inside the apartment that the fire was intentionally set. >> police say he is in stable c
far this year doctors, patients and staff members at more than a half dozen u.s. hospitals have dealt with this same situation we saw today at hopkins, all of them have experienced shootings either inside patient rooms or just outside the doors. cleveland's hillcrest hospital has more experience than anyone with this chaotic and tragic situation. their facility handled two shootings over the summer within weeks of each other. one of them, a murder/suicide. knoxville has also seen this kind of tragedy. the park west medical center was the scene of a murder/suicide last april. and let's take a look at this astounding list. all of these hospitals have dealt with shootings this year starting with memphis back in february. winter haven, florida, and long island, new york, and also jacksonville, las vegas and baton rouge. while some of these shootings did happen inside of the hospital about half took place in the parking lots and areas outside the doors. as for security inside the buildings themselves there has been no major shift toward installing metal detectors as you heard about hopkins
there. >> this is the judge's thing it came out of left q:hfield so speak at us. >> reporter: the judge tacked on five years of probation and 74 hours of community service, one hour for each year of the j÷ be served every other weekend where else, but at the victim's church. >> i think for the most part people here will have found it in their heart to forgive and deal with it. there will be itdmaybe a few wi have a hard time because that's the human nature. >> reporter: whether the sentence represents punishment or pen owns those closest to the victim úxsaid he would have approved of it. >> we're praying that it will be more for helping hands and maybe changing a young man's life. that's the :qíñmain thing chang a young man's life helping turn him around. and also help healing us. >> reporter: in clinton jeff hager abc 2 news. >>> i@pshortly after the cras fitzgibbons blood alcohol was .21%, that's more than double the legal limit. >>> a man who admitted to jand killing a 16-year- old bicyclist last year has been sentenced to 6 months in jail. aaron lore song str
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